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Today’s Weather

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Taken as the snow fell on 01/17/2016 @ 1220 hrs.

Yesterday I started to watch the weather a bit. Yahoo on my iPhone weather app was predicting light snow beginning around noon today, Sunday, January 17, 2016. On rising I went to my old faithful weather app Weatherunderground. They were predicting 1” plus beginning at 0900 and ending around 1400 hrs. They were right on the mark for the beginning and we had light flurries decreasing to a stop by 1500. Check out their site, linked above for an easy to follow informative weather site. Winter has officially begun.

Where in the World?

Eljefe has made it to and returned from Afghanistan once again safely. He gets free helicopter rides with men with guns during these trips. Didn’t we see this guy in Star Wars?

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He mentioned once again that lonely feeling he has in the Kabul airport. He stands out as a foreigner with his bald head, no beard, gold wedding band and a combination Michigan/MD Eastern Shore twang. I doubt he could even order a cold Evolution Brewing Lot No 3 IPA in Pashto or Dari . Target one American.

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Jeff says when inside the terminal, and one of the few amongst the many, there is just something you see in the eyes of some around you.

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He likens it to, “if I had a knife, I’d slit your throat right now.” It has been long said, “The eyes are the window to the soul. They will always betray what a person is thinking, if you’re deft enough to pay attention to them.” I’ve seen this as a cop, it is real. Nice to have you back in the USA buddy.

 

Our Daughter Kathryn

A lot of you already know that Kathryn has come back to the Eastern Shore for employment. I must admit Mary Agnes and I are proud parents and happy she doesn’t have to commute back and forth to Baltimore any longer. The below article appeared last week in the Salisbury, MD “Daily Times.” We call it the Daily Crime. It’s a crime they call it a newspaper. As a for instance this article was headlined “Fisher to Lead PRMC.”

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Kathyrn Fiddler has been named Peninsula Regional’s Executive Director of Continuum Services.

Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) in Salisbury, Maryland, is working to fulfill our mission to improve the health of the communities we serve, by extending care beyond the walls of the hospital, engaging community caregivers and increasing education about health issues. To help achieve that goal, Kathryn Fiddler, DNP, MS, RN, NE-BC has been named the new Executive Director of Continuum Services for Peninsula Regional.

Fiddler comes to PRMC from CareFirst in Baltimore, where, she was Senior Director for the largest Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) program in the country, and instrumental in the success of CareFirst’s 24 million dollar Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) grant  supporting 35,000 Medicare beneficiaries. Prior to CareFirst, she worked at Delmarva Heart as its manager of clinical research. As well as being a registered nurse, she is a retired U.S. Air Force Reserve Major, and worked for Dover Air Force Base as an, Operations Management Officer, and Director Equal Opportunity. She earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Salisbury University. She is returning to her roots by joining PRMC, where she began her career as a nurse in the Emergency Department.

Her current position at Peninsula Regional is a new one, in which she will play a major role in developing community-based care options, educational and support programs and focus on the longer term prevention or reduction of chronic diseases prevalent in the region today.

“For most of our 118-year history, Peninsula Regional has focused on acute care. Now we are moving toward a system that puts patients’ needs first, and makes healthcare more of a team sport,” said Vice President for Population Health Karen Poisker, MSN, MBA, NEA-BC. “Kathryn Fiddler will help to bring this team together. We welcome her to Peninsula Regional.”

Oklahoma City News

Just a few pictures to see the growth of the little ones. To say Ana is Bubbly is an under statement. Here’s Pappy (aka Eljefe) , Abby, Sam with Dax and proud father Zed. IMG_1850

To say Ana is Bubbly is an under statement.

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Quilts made by Mary Agnes for Mia and Ana for Christmas.

Dax and Mia with Aunt Abby who was down in OKC over the holidays with Pappy & G for a few days.

Idaho militia group arrives to ‘secure perimeter, prevent Waco-style situation’ at Oregon refuge

 


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